RAMALLAH, West Bank Oct 6 Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas was taken to hospital in the occupied West Bank on
Thursday and a medical source said the 81-year-old leader was
undergoing a heart test.
A statement carried by the official Palestinian news agency
WAFA, and attributed to a presidential spokesman, said Abbas'
"health condition is very normal".
Doctors planned to perform a cardiac catheterization, a
procedure in which a thin plastic tube is inserted into an
artery or vein, and then advances into the heart chambers to
diagnose and clear any blockage, the official said.
(Reporting by Ali Sawafta; Writing by Jeffrey Heller Editing by